Respond to Every Cry
You need to be prepared for a lot of crying. It’s your baby’s only form of communication, so they will cry when they need to be held, fed, and changed as well as when they are uncomfortable and sleepy.
All of these cries can run together for a parent, feeling them overwhelmed and unsure of what their baby wants. Over time, you will learn your baby’s cries and routines so you know what to expect and what your baby probably wants without too much trial and error.
Until that time, you need to be prepared to respond to every cry, immediately, no matter how often or how trivial. This will help your baby to develop trust with you as well as help you learn what your baby’s cries mean.